METALSTORM(NL): THE DUTCH DOOM DAYS, BAROEG, ROTTERDAM 24/10/09.
Original link: http://www.metalstorm.ee/pub/article.php?article_id=664
Lucas: After that the stage was for Unsilence and Unsilence only. The vocalist performed the fragile clean vocals surprisingly and the band played a tight gig. I hadn't heard of them before and they do not really play my type of Doom, but they entertained me nonetheless. Good stuff.
Marcel: Now, the band I feared seeing live the most. Not because I don't like the music, but because I feard that the fragile vocals would get drowned out by the music in a live setting. Unsilence, although having been around for quite some time and having released two ep's and having recorded an album which was never released finally got to release a proper debut album a couple of weeks earlier through Psychedoomelic and now for the first time ever left the British isles to play abroad. Under A Torn Sky had totally blown me away due to the extremely fragile and emotional vocals by James Kilmurray and great classic doom on offer on it. Apparently I was way too sceptical about how the vocals would come across live, cause also in the live setting I was once again blown away. What of course helps is the intimate setting of a small club such as Baroeg. But even then... wow, wow, wow. All in all some 45 odd minutes of classic doom which at times reminded me of Solstice and which carried me into another plane of existence when I closed my eyes. The first true highlight of the day.
Review by Marcel Hugbreste and Lucas. Email: marcelmetalstorm.ee
LORDS OF METAL (NL). THE DUTCH DOOM DAYS, BAROEG, ROTTERDAM, 24/10/09.
Original link (in Dutch): http://www.lordsofmetal.nl/showlivereview.php?id=1194
The English Unsilence in their life history has had little luck when it comes to drummers. Again, still searching for a permanent drummer. For this first show outside their own borders drummer Jonathon Gibbs is willing to support the band. Unsilence perform particularly tracks from the recently released CD "Under A Torn Sky" that closely resemble the Solstice, also English. By the end of the set is singer / guitarist James Kilmurray have difficulty keeping his clean vocals, this fact remains that the band performed well down.
Review by Pim Blankenstein. Email: email@example.com
A FIRE ON THE SEA
A TORN SKY